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Tour of Southern Utah

Tour of Southern Utah

September 08 - September 14 2024
St George Utah USA
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Distances: 7 days, 60-100 miles per day
Limited to: 30 riders Participants

Join us for this incredible seven day adventure! Club-style, with each participant agreeing to drive SAG at least once.  We’ll ride 60 to 100 miles per day, from point to point in breathtaking Southern Utah. Starting in St. George, we ride to Carmel Junction (via Zion National Park), Bryce National Park, Escalante, Torrey, Panguitch, Cedar City and back to St. George. Cycling doesn’t get any better than this! Each route is a challenging adventure with awe-inspiring scenery. We’ve got all day – so stop and take some photos! Over 500 miles with about 30,000 feet of climbing! Yes, it sounds hard – but it’s a ton of fun! The goal is NOT to hammer, but to ride socially, taking in the sights and sounds of Color Country!

Day One – St. George to Mt. Carmel Junction, via Zion National Park:
About 80 miles with over 5300' of elevation gain. In Zion, we’ll take a break and dip our toes into the Virgin River.

Day Two – Mt. Carmel Junction to Bryce National Park:
About 60 miles with over 3700' of gain. In the afternoon you can ride to Rainbow Point in Bryce (at 9100') or hop on a shuttle bus and go into the park for a hike. The ride to Rainbow Point is 38 miles with about 2,900' of climbing. There are a ton of hiking options – long or short, easy or hard. All are gorgeous.

Day Three – Bryce National Park to Escalante:
Before we leave for Escalante, either hike or ride into the park, whichever you didn’t do yesterday!  Those wanting to sleep in can have a leisurely breakfast before the group gets back together and heads out to Escalante. The ride to Escalante is short – so we’ll leave Bryce just before noon. It’s about 48 miles with 1,800' of gain.

Day Four – Escalante to Torrey:
About 66 miles with over 6,100' of gain. Everyone is encouraged to ride the bonus miles on the incredible Capital Reef Scenic Drive. The extra bit is about 36 miles with 2,500' of gain. BEST day of the Tour! And also the hardest!

Day Five – Torrey to Panguitch:
About 106 miles with about 3,400' of gain. As far as centuries go, it’s fairly flat – with most of the climbing in the first 27 miles. But it can be super windy, so riding with at least one other person is recommended.

Day Six – Panguitch to Cedar City, via Brian Head and Cedar Breaks National Monument:
About 57 miles with about 5,300' of gain. We’ll reach our highest point of the Tour on this ride, at 10,500'. Be prepared to be a bit short of breath! And not just from the awesome scenery!

Day Seven – Cedar City to St. George:
About 83 miles with just over 2,500' of gain. Alas, the last day… Take your time and savor the final hours of riding. Over too quickly!!!

 

 
Start Located At: Abbey Inn, 1129 S Bluff Street, St. George
 
 
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Included

8 nights double-occupancy hotel rooms (singles pay a bit more); 7 incredible days of cycling with GPS route downloads; drinks/snacks along the way; roving SAG (shared by each participant).

 
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Support for Participants
SAG Wagon
 
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Oct 14 2023 - NEWS: Obsessive Cycling Disorder is Real!
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Jun 28 2023 - NEWS: Can you handle the Hoodoo 500 this August?
Feb 08 2023 - NEWS: Get on your bike and CLIMB with the Everesting Challenge this July!
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